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CSPAN
Sep 12, 2009 6:00am EDT
in afghanistan is:mñ one too many. we mourn every single one. i mourn along with their family members i also mourn the victims caused by german actions. to me, it matters that today as chancellor in this house, i can tell this to these people. i think i can also say this in your name. [applause] >> afghanistan, this wounded country discerns a more peaceful future. this is our hope. ladies and gentleman, we will study friday's event adz if a test tube. we will ask all the questions that have been on the table since the dpining of our commitment. it's necessary even to investigate this today. as german chancellor, let me state the following. first, the complete inquiry about last friday's attack is for me a duty. we will do this with all the means at its disposal. i cannot and will not judge today its outcome. there won't be any white wash either. i will also guarantee i will not accept any premature judgement. i have heard many rumors in the last few days. i will not take it either from this country nor from abroad. i have spoken about just this with nato secretary ras mu son. i have been ver
CNN
Sep 13, 2009 1:00pm EDT
states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria. we take a close look at the situation in afghanistan and what are the options for the united states and nailt toe forces there. first my own points. look, i think the international community cannot and should not abandon afghanistan because things have suddenly gotten tough over the last few months. it's worth noting that even now violence in afghanistan is not even a tenth as bad as it was in iraq in 2006. and the notion that afghans view american troops as occupation forces is belied by repeated polls in which they keep saying that they support the american presence by large margins. notice that all four presidential candidates in the election publicly endorsed the american presence. and, finally, a withdrawal from afghanistan precipitous running away because things are getting tough would almost certainly strengthen al al qaeda forces being the hardline taliban forces. we now know al qaeda is becoming active in the north as well as the south. a withdrawal would also take the pressure off the pakistani military, which would figure tha
CNN
Sep 13, 2009 5:00pm EDT
in afghanistan and what are the options for the united states and nato forces there. first, my own thoughts. i think the international community cannot and should not abandon afghanistan because things have suddenly gotten tough over the last few months. it's worth noting that even now, violence in afghanistan is not even a ten'ing as bad as it was in iraq in 2006. and the notion that afghans view american troops as occupation forces is belied by repeated polls in which they keep saying they support the american presence by large margins. notice that all four presidential candidates in this election publicly endorse the american presence. and finally, a withdrawal from afghanistan, a precipitous running away because things are getting tough would almost certainly strengthen al qaeda forces, the hard-line taliban forces. we now know that al qaeda is becoming active in the north as well as the south. a withdrawal would also take the pressure off the pakistani military, which would figure that with america gone, now it's only leverage against its afghan neighbor would be to renew its alliance wit
WHUT
Sep 8, 2009 9:00am EDT
at one of the most perplexing foreign policy issues for president obama. it is afghanistan and pakistan. we take a look at some of the people who've come to this table to talk about that issue in the last year. we begin with the president of afghanistan and pakistan in a program recorded in washington. >> we are still the country that's... that needs to go a greater journey to call the garment fully able to deliver services. >> if i didn't have the the security risk, if i didn't have challenges of my wife being assassinated, of my brothers being killed, of my hotels being blown up, this all brings in weaknesses. those weaknesses need shoring up. so that's the shoring up that we are hoping to negotiate with the world and bring in and a concept of friends a democratic pakistan. >> rose: we continue with the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, admiral mike mullen. >> we're not there to run afghanistan, we're there... and actually one of our big success stories has been to train and develop and let the afghan security forces particularly the army, take the lead. >> rose: and secretary of
FOX News
Sep 29, 2009 10:00pm EDT
quote troops in afghanistan or pull out? senator lindsey graham talked to the top generals. we have him in minutes. and a french feud, president nicolas sarkozy apparently furious with president obama.
MSNBC
Sep 13, 2009 7:00am EDT
in afghanistan. what is our mission there today. richard engel has been in the region recently and will give their take on the present state of afghanistan. it's the latest dwolment in an important week for president obama which included health care and his back to school speech. press secretary robert gibbs will do a briefing here. plus, with an interview sunday, we'll ask, are we seeing too much of president obama? it's all in the politics fix. it wouldn't be a political scandal without david letterman. that e's in the "hardball" side show. we begin with press house secretary robert gibbs. robert, sorry we didn't see you earlier today. we thought we would drag you out. >> i'll be in this room one way or another. >> i want to play a sound bite from wednesday, listen. >> while there remains significant details to be ironed out, i believe -- i believe a broad consensus exists for the plan i outlined. consumer protections for those with insurance, an exchange that allows individuals and small businesses and a requirement that people that can afford insurance get insurance. >> the president unv
CSPAN
Sep 17, 2009 11:00pm EDT
that are utilized in afghanistan are outsourced and therefore don't provide opportunity and in plant for the afghans themselves, and of course, much of the money bypasses the afghan government itself kind of reinforcing the image of the government as sort of being a bystander and i think those are all issues that have to be addressed. but i am going to defer to my other colleagues for more on the issue. .. failure to coordinate aid has fed into the corruption within the afghan institution. i think first is developing a robust -- not being afraid of butting a robust set of conditions for aid either through an ims program or u.s. or multi-lateral agreement. central to that would be insisting on transparency, particularly in licensing and revenue as >> the afghan budget is the policy coordination mechanism on the ground. i think we're making a mistake when we ask the u.n. to coordinate. the u.n. cannot coordinate the afghan budget, and we need a road map for the other institution. and then i think we have got a coordination mechanism, it's the arts, the afghan reconstruction trust fund which is acting
MSNBC
Sep 16, 2009 7:42pm EDT
wants the united states to get out of afghanistan. according to all the polls. here's the dilemma facing the president. the military wants to increase the number of military there. he is being told by the public to get out. hot story here. david gregory of "meet the press" joining us in just a minute. (announcer) it's applebee's 2 for $20. the one deal in the neighborhood where you get the real food. featuring a half rack of our new double-glazed baby back ribs with your choice of sauces. get one full-sized appetizer and two real entrees for just twenty bucks. it's 2 for $20. only at applebee's. [ thunder rumbles ] what is the sign of a good decision? in the world of personal finance, it's massmutual. find strength and stability in a company that's owned by its policyholders. ask your advisor or visit massmutual.com. ♪ ♪ i got troubles, oh ♪ but not today ♪ 'cause they're gonna wash away ♪ ♪ they're gonna wash away ♪ ♪ ♪ they're gonna wash away ♪ this old heart ♪ gonna take them away [ quacks ] what? where? don't freak. it's gone. how? who did it? i did. with one of
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2009 10:00am EDT
taliban allies seeks to defeat our troops in afghanistan. . this is when we must stand together to recall a moment when trarts targeted america's strengths. our very foundations were under attack and we will carry on the fight against extremists who seek to do us harm. in this battle, the global realities of the 21st century require that we use not only our military, but all of the tools available to us, economic, financial, diplomatic and cultural resources to promote a better alternative to extremism and to protect our national security. mr. speaker, none of us will forget what happened eight years ago. we will always remember the victims of 9/11 and the loved ones who survived them. we will always honor the first responders who lost their lives that day and those in uniform at home and abroad who risk their lives today and every day to defend america. we will continue to promote our founding principles of freedom and aqult and ensure that the lives lost in pursuit of our ideals are never forgotten. mr. speaker, i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman re
WHUT
Sep 3, 2009 10:00pm EDT
in afghanistan today, underscoring the single biggest policy issue for the obama white house. while many americans favor a u.s. withdrawal, the white house has signaled its willingness to ask what additional troops. at first up tonight, a conversation about afghanistan with peter baker, white house correspondent for the new york times. also, grammy-nominated are and a singer ledisi is here. she is back with her critically acclaimed singer. the new product is called "turn me loose." peter baker and ledisi coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better. but mostly, we're helping build stronger communities and relationships. with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudly supports "tavis smiley." tavis and nationwide, working together to improve financial literacy and the economic empowerment that comes with it. >> ♪ nationwide is on your side ♪ >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. [captioning made possible by kcet public television] tavis: peter
HLN
Sep 29, 2009 1:00am EDT
. >> i am grateful for your views in this part of the world regarding afghanistan and pakistan and india. nato has that very much on the future of what happens in afghanistan. one of the stains that could ensure disaster and a real blue -- one of the things that could insure disaster is a problem between india and pakistan. . namely dealing with this insurgency and not becoming transfix again with the indians. >> -- not being transfixed again with the indians. >> very rapidly after he began the envoy, bringing the top leaders of afghanistan and pakistan to the united states. i participated in two of those conferences at various junctures. we met during the week or at the embassies. that does not get to the indian problem, but getting back to afghanistan and pakistan for a moment, this was the first time that most americans have really heard or seen these persons engaged in dialogue, and my impression was it was the first time some of these leaders themselves had ever had a good chance to give answers. i think that was important. it did not ensure that pakistan meet -- pakistanis, who had
WHUT
Sep 2, 2009 7:00am EDT
for you? >> and now "bbc world news." >> this is "world news" today. afghanistan's deputy intelligence chief was killed in a bomb blast. the taliban said he was the target. at the same time, nato's drug policy at work, or just market forces? a religious affairs minister of pakistan is wounded in an apparent assassination attack. the european union is said to take in more migrants from conflict zones. the british foreign secretary confirms it did not want the airline bomber to die in prison. six nation talks begin today. >> it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, midday in london, and 3:30 p.m. in kabul. the deputy chief of intelligence in afghanistan has been killed in an attack. the taliban has claimed responsibility. it underscores its continued ability to plan and implement such attacks. two dozen people were killed in the explosion, which occurred 100 kilometers east of the capital. the country waits for the final election results. our correspondent has been following the story. >> we have been contacted by the taliban spokesman. he simply said that this was an attack for which the taliban
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2009 11:00pm EDT
. from afghanistan to iraq and 1,000 other places, they areíkc doing just that. they are supported by extra ordinary families who work and worry and wage too much. al qaeda and the extremist allies would like nothing better than to strike us again. eight years of war has changed our troops and families but it has not vested them. when i visit them in the field, in hospitals and here at home. rather than reach forewords i do not possession, i will turn to those of the poet william earnest henley for what i believe speaks best. "in the fell clutch of circumstance, i have not winced nor cried allowed. under the blujonings of chance, my head is bloody but unboued. beyond this place of wraj r wraj and cheers loose by the horror of shade and yet the menace of the years finds and shall find me unafraid." mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, the men and women of your military stand before you mournful of our lost, respectful of our duty but una fraftd task of menace of these years. join me now in a moment of silence and reflection. >> thank you. ladies and gentlemen, the secretary of defen
WHUT
Sep 4, 2009 10:30pm EDT
in afghanistan. the attack is sparking fresh outrage as afghan officials say many of the dead are civilians. >>> more protests turn violent in western china. this time, one ethnic group says it's because it was the target of a series of bizarre needle attacks. >>> and 15 years after the worst terrorist bombing in the history of argentina, one of the men said to be responsible gets a promotion in his home country of iran. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. it has been a week of headaches for the obama administration over what to do about afghanistan. fresh allegations of voter fraud in the country's presidential election, and an increasingly heated debate over the number of american troops there. now, it can add yet another thing to the li
CSPAN
Sep 19, 2009 10:00am EDT
.s. state department contractors in afghanistan. the commission on wartime contract and in iraq and afghanistan purpose top state department officials and embassy contractors involved in alleged misconduct. photos were recently released showing armor group embassy contractor employees and reportedly engaged in alcohol- induced incidences of nudity and sexual misconduct in afghanistan. this program is one hour, 40 minutes. >> mr. kennedy, my understanding is you will provide a statement. you have graciously invited others to join. if there is a specific question, your the leader of the group. we will look forward to your testimony. >> thank you, sir. thank you for the opportunity to appear before the commission today. i appreciate the commission's ongoing review of these important contractual issues facing the u.s. government, in particular the state department in iraq and afghanistan. the secretary of state and the entire leadership of the state to part ensure your deep concern about the outrageous conduct by a small group of armour group in kabul. the incidents of misconduct ar
PBS
Sep 4, 2009 8:30pm EDT
, an increasingly unpopular war in afghanistan. >> i absolutely do not think it is time to get out of afghanistan. gwen: a still-struggling comply, and a slippery political environment -- all signal a tough autumn ahead. joining us tonight for our labor day preview, dan balz of the "washington post," jackie calmes of "the new york times," john dickerson of "slate" magazine and cbs news, and martha raddatz of abc news. >> celebrate 40 years of journalistic excellence, from our nation's capital, this is "washington week" -- "washington week with gwen ifill & national journal." corporate funding for "washington week" is provided by -- >> we know why we're here. to design the future of flight, inside and out. >> to build tomorrow's technology in amazing ways. >> and reshape the science of aerospace forever. >> around the globe, the people of boeing are working together for the dreams of generations to come. >> that's why we're here. >> major funding for "washington week" is also provided by the annenberg foundation, the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from
ABC
Sep 22, 2009 6:30pm EDT
for a strategy in afghanistan. secretary of state clinton outlined some possible choices and objectives yesterday in an interview with margaret warner. >> warner: are you actually reassessing whether kourpt insurgency is the way to go here? >> i think what we heard the president saying yesterday is, look, you're going to have to convince me that whatever decision-- is it classic counterinsurgency with additional troops? is it counterinsurgency at the same troop level? is it a different mix of troops? is it a counterterrorism strategy? >> warner: fewer troops? >> who knows? what we're looking at though are the goals that we have. our goal is to protect the united states of america, our allies, our friends around the world, from what is the epicenter of terrorism. namely the afghanistan/pakistan border. >> lehrer: and president obama last night addressed the choices he spoke on the cbs "late show with david letterman". >> what i'm trying to do at this point is to make sure that both on the military front, on the diplomatic front, on the civilian front, training afghan military and police that on al
PBS
Sep 26, 2009 5:00am EDT
afghanistan, are we fighting the right war? >> there's no point us getting into a fight with six million afghans, when our real target is probably a few hundred terrorists who have the capacity to harm the united states. our real issue is not who wants to harm the united states, our real issue is who can. >> and, investing in women of the world. >> good social change philanthropy can be a ripple of change that spreads out, catalyzing women's voices on all issues of importance. >> stay tuned. >> from our studios in new york, >> kherz: welcome to the journal. i'm lynn sherr, sitting in for bill moyers, who's away this week. afghanistan was supposed to be the war that made sense, if any war can be said to make sense. that's where the masterminds behind 9/11 were hiding. end of story. eight years later, and we're still there, at a cost exceeding 220 billion dollars. more than 1,400 have been killed among american troops and our nato allies. this week, a classified report from by the american commander in afghanistan, general stanley mcchrystal, was leaked to the press, a report that
MSNBC
Sep 23, 2009 12:00am EDT
passed this year. because health care's getting in the way. they're struggling on afghanistan. why? health care's getting in the way. they're strugglinging getting the message across to the country that they are focused on trying to create jobs. that's what they're saying. but right now, that focus is missing. why? because they're focused on health care. so they've got to figure out how to clear the decks. you're right. i think they believe this. when they sign a piece of legislation that is called health care reform and we can debate the -- let's not worry about the details of it, but when it says the words health care reform and the president does that signing ceremony, he will get a small boost in the ratings, but more important, it clears the deck so he can start basically dealing with these other issues, afghanistan, which is getting pushed on him, and that's going to be -- you think the politics of health care are difficult, you haven't seen anything yet when it comes to afghanistan. and then there's -- >> that's disturbing. that's disturbing. i'm trying to figure out why you
CSPAN
Sep 11, 2009 6:30pm EDT
than themselves. from afghanistan to iraq and in a thousand other places they are doing just that, and doing a magnificent leap. they are supported by extraordinary families to work and worry and wait, and usurp every bit as much. all of them know the stakes. all of them know that the people behind the 9/11 attacks are planning and plotting others, that al qaeda and its extremist allies would like nothing better than to strike us again. eight years of war has changed our troops and their families, but it has not bested them. indeed, it is difficult to describe the selflessness i see when i visit them in the field and in the fleet, and hospitals and here at home. so rather than reach for words i do not possess, i will turn to those of the public william ernest henley, which i believe speak best for what they believe about the meaning of this date. "in the fell clutch of circumstance, i have not winced nor cried allowed. under the blujonings of chance, my head is bloody but unboued. beyond this place of wraj r wraj and cheers loose by the horror of shade and yet the menace of the ye
WHUT
Sep 22, 2009 9:00am EDT
>> rose: welcome to the broadcast. what to do about afghanistan, what's the strategy. all washington is talking about a story by bob woodward about general mcchrystal's assessment which hank linked to the paper. we'll talk to rajiv chandrasekaran and his analysis of the story. >> there's a lot of consternation here on the part of the military saying, you know, you've had this assessment now for many days, why aren't there more meetings on this? why aren't you guys focusing in on bearing down on this? we're fighting a war out there and we need washington to be able to multitask. now, admittedly, health care is the top priority. the administration wants a bill out of congress soon. but there is frustration, palpable frustration on the part of the military, both at the pentagon and out in the field in afghanistan. >> rose: also this evening, an analysis of iran by haleh esfandiari. you may remember her, she the scholar from washington who went to visit her 93-year-old mother in tehran and was arrested. >> had washington not allocated that money and had washington engaged iran
WHUT
Sep 17, 2009 10:30pm EDT
for europe. we look at what is behind the decision. >>> the war in afghanistan turns deadly for italian troops. six are killed in a suicide bombing in kabul. while in pakistan, school has reopened in a former battle zone. >>> we return to zimbabwe where a new political era has brought change and something lacking for so long -- hope. >>> and our signature series, preserving history, our man in rome shows us how building a subway is a delicate journey through ancient treasures. >> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." made possible in part by the following funders -- major support has also been provided by the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. when barack obama came to office, he inherited a controversial plan from president bush for a missile defense system in europe to be based in the czech republic and poland. the idea was to counter a perceived threat to europe po
FOX News
Sep 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
nations debut. he reaches out to the world but he is wavering on afghanistan. and the medicare order. fixed federal regulators on an insurer who dares to criticize his healthcare plan. the journal editorial report starts right now. >> we have a clear and focused goal. to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al qaeda in pakistan and afghanistan to achieve our goals to lead a stronger, smarter and comprehensive strategy. t to focus on the greatest threat to our people america must no longer deny resources to afghanistan because of the war in iraq. >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." that was president barack obama back in march unveiling a new strategy for the war in afghanistan. what a difference six months makes. the administration appears to be having second thoughts just as his top commander there says he needs more troops to avoid defeat. joining the panel this week columnist for wall street journal dan hanager. an tashia o'grady fred stevens and editorial features editor rob pollack. the last time we talked about afghanistan you predicted the president would not have the stayi
WHUT
Sep 7, 2009 10:30pm EDT
afghanistan as calls mount in this country for a withdrawal of american troops and africa and the sudan a woman activist is sentenced. she has challenged the islamic authorities by daring to wear pants. >>> as the health care debate in the united states intensifies we begin a week-long look at how other countries care for their citizens. tonight the view from india and from wales, a potentially significant development in the war on alzheimer's disease. >>> from the world's leading reporters and analysts, here's what's happening from around the world. this is "worldfocus." >>> made possible in part by the following funders -- >>> major support has also been reported by the peter g. peterson foundation, dedicated to promoting fiscal responsibility and addressing key economic challenges facing america's future. >>> good evening. i'm daljit dhaliwal. there is a good deal of uncertainty about how things will unfold in afghanistan both militarily and politically and we're going to concentrate on that tonight. first, allegations of fraud in a presidential election continue to build. "the new y
CBS
Sep 27, 2009 10:30am EDT
hillary clinton on the new threat from iran and the question of more troops for afghanistan. last week the united states divulged a new iranian nuclear site. is it built for war or peace? is iran headed for crippling sanctions? are russia and china on board? when will president obama decide on whether to send more troops to afghanistan? we'll ask secretary of state hillary clinton and then we'll get reaction from senator lindsey graham, republican of south carolina, and member of the armed services committee. but first secretary clinton on "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs "face the nation" with cbs news chief washington correspondent bob schieffer. and now from washington, harry smith. >> smith: good morning. today the iranian military conducted missile tests in the wake of friday's suning news about the secret nuclear facility. we spoke with secretary of state clinton friday afternoon. madam secretary, thank you so much for taking the time to speak with us. >> thank you, harry smith the president said about the secret facility that's been uncovered in iran that it is inc
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2009 11:00pm EDT
afghanistan where troops are stationed. his speech comes one day after a surprise resignation of an aide that criticize the government's strategy in afghanistan. prime minister brown took questions from the audience following his remarks. this speech in london is one hour 15 minutes. hos [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2009] >> good afternoon and welcome to this special address. the international institute for the strategic studies is at the center of international debate and policy analysis on all major strategic issues. we have been indicated both through our analysis and in regional security summit that we convene. the importance and methods of engaging regional states and in durable settlement, and in analyzing the architectures that need to evolve to solidify fleeting security arrangements. one of the more immediate contributions is to facilitate direct defense diplomacy in regions that lack formal structures for this purpose. the golf in southwest asia is one of those regions. it brings together prime minist
WETA
Sep 8, 2009 12:00pm EDT
of the mos perplexi foreign policyissues for esident obama. is afghanistan andpakistan. we take a lo at some of the people who've come to this ble to talk about that issuein the last year. we begin with the predentof afghanistand pakistan in a program recorded in washington. >> we are still the count that's... at needs to go a greater journey to call the garmt fully able to deliver services >> if i didn'have the the secuty risk, if didn't ve challenges of my we being assassinated, of my brothers being lled, of m hotels being blown up, this allbrings in weaknees. those weaknesseseed shoring up so that's the shoring up that arhoping to negotiate with the world and bring in and a concep of friends a democrac pakistan. >> ros we continue withhe chairman of the joint chiefs of staff,dmiral mike mullen. >> we're not there run afghanistan, we'rethere... and actually one of our big success stories has been to trn and delop and let the afghan security forces particularly the army, take the lead. >> rose: and secretary of defense robert gates. >> the extremists in the ungovernedpaces the wt have bec
ABC
Sep 27, 2009 10:30am EDT
today but to draw a line in the sand. >> and afghanistan. >> the way to regain loss mow men toe. >> the longer we wait, the more we put our troops at risk. >> will that secret nuclear site force confrontation with iran. questions with our headliners. robert gates and senator john mccain. gates and mccain, only on this "this week." >>> and bob woodward strikes again. he broke the mcchrystal story. >>> and as always, the sunday funnies. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and >>> and we begin with the secretary of defense robert gates. welcome back to "this week." >> thank you. >> national security was front and center all week long. let's begin with afghanistan. we saw the leak of general mcchrystal review. he concluded that the u.s. has 12 months to reverse taliban momentum. i want to show what the president said back in march when he laid out that strategy. he called it new and comprehensive. >> this marks the conclusion of a careful policy review. my administration has heard from our military commanders as well as diplomats. we consulted with the pakistani and afghanistan gover
PBS
Sep 1, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on afghanistan; a debate about whether victory is possible in the war; and a report that a private contractor is doing a poor job protecting the u.s. embassy in kabul; plus the talk in a michigan town about turning the local prison into a new home for guantanamo bay detainees; and a health care reform conversation with an architect of the public plan option. major funding for the newshour with jim lehrer is provided by: >> what the world needs now is energy. the energy to get the economy humming again. the energy to tackle challenges like climate change. what if that energy came from an energy company? every day, chevron invests $62 million in people, in ideas-- seeking, teaching, building. fueling growth around the world to move us all ahead. this is the power of human energy. chevron. >> from the american heartland to the best-selling whole wheat while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. intel. supporting math and science education for tomorrow's innovators. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, techno
ABC
Sep 6, 2009 9:00am EDT
a difference? >> this is not a word choice. this is a war of necessity. among whites is afghanistan a war of necessity? more and more americans are saying it is not. ceo of banks that receive billions of taxpayer bailouts take-home big bonuses. how about them apples? >> many americans across the country are still suffering from this crisis and yet executives to lead us into this mess stand to reap huge windfalls. memo what has happened to president barack obama's numbers? he came in office with 70% approval and now 50%. 59% of the american people think the countries in the wrong direction. robert jones to ride to the tea party ex-president's reform is one of them. >> we are the sleeping giant that has been awakened. we are the silent majority that is no longer silent. >> when it comes to health care, even democrats seem to have the yips. virginia congressman jerry colony, a democrat, told dana bash the white house has lost control of the debate. and as steady drumbeat of negative playing on fears and anxieties and to some extent it is clearly taken hold. >> virginia congressman gerry conn
WHUT
Sep 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
in afghanistan. dozens are killed in an air strike. nato says they were taliban militants. britain's prime minister is about to reaffirm his commitment to afghanistan. gordon brown will say british troops will stay until the job is done. unrest in the chinese city of urumqi. never can say goodbye was just one of the songs played as michael jackson was laid to rest in los angeles. we will look at why hollywood has farewell at the summer box office. -- has faired wel at this summer box office. >> it is 330 p m in kunduz, northern afghanistan. flames hit two hijacked fuel tankers. a nato spokesman says they believe there were only insurgence around the vehicles. there are reports that there were civilians. the governor says 90 people were burned alive when the tankers exploded. prime minister gordon brown is about to make a speech pledging that british troops will stay in afghanistan. this is despite waning support back home. >> casualties have been arriving at the hospital as investigations get under way. nato and the taliban both agree that insurgents hijacked the tankers. what is not clear
HLN
Sep 28, 2009 1:00am EDT
or them in afghanistan" by a lady named ann jones. and she's been in afghanistan helping with women's causes there since the beginning. and she writes about, you know -- supposedly there is an army of afghanis that's 90,000 strong. i guess a bunch of marines and nato forces moved in to someplace and started to fight against either the taliban or the warlords who controlled that area. she said they moved in with only 600 afghanis, and she said the main question we've got to ask is where is this army of 90,000? guest: yes. the army of 90,000 -- have i been cut off? host: no, you're here. guest: ok. the army of 90,000, a large chunk of it, is this the process of being trained. this is an essentially part of the problem. i went and watched training of the afghan army when i was last in afghanistan in may. and many of these young men are ill literal. they are just -- illiterate. they are just learning to use these weapons. they are just learning to fight in a formation. their officer corps is just being trained up. this is indeed a huge part of the problem. right now the u.s. is training
CSPAN
Sep 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
will be the increase of troop presence and goals in afghanistan following the defense secretary briefing on this yesterday. we will be be joined from the senior fellow of council on foreign realizes. in the interim we have time for open phones. we will first go to our colleague that we have not seen for a while, john. nice to see you again. >> good morning. host: looks natural to have you in that side biocide. i want to talk about the "new york times" head lien massachusetts waits for kennedy to decide on race. yesterday we saw the first formal announcement by martha copely. can you bring us up to date. >> massachusetts may be waiting for joe kennedy but martha coakl everyone y is the attorney general of the state and talked yesterday to one of our staff writers about that race. she says she has a number of assets in the mat race but time is not one of them and for that reason she is not waiting for joe kennedy to get into the race. she decided she needed to get in. she is the first candidate officially to get in the senate race that was created when nor ted kennedy died. it elected she
CSPAN
Sep 15, 2009 6:00am EDT
. when we talk about the reset budget, russia is using its territory to supply our forces in afghanistan. given the tone, do you think it's part of a rae set that -- part of a reset that it's part of russia for those logistics? >> i don't know the logistic cooperation is going to be a magnitude that would put our forces at risk if it was cut back. it would make things more difficult, obviously, but i think we could manage the situation. i think actually the outstanding achievement of the reset button is going to be the arms control treaty. that is under negotiation. we're going to talk about that in the next panel. i don't want to pre-judge that. but we went through a lot of -- we went interest a considerable length to avoid saying that we'll talk about the russian threat to the united states, and we didn't talk about that in the first two panels or this one. now, there is a russian threat to cis states and the russians have helped to create that threat by many of their actions. but i really do not think that the russian military is a direct threat to american forces or. >> they may be
WHUT
Sep 21, 2009 6:30pm EDT
. >> the top american commander in afghanistan calls for a search of troops to avoid failure. escaping with a suspended sentence. a former french prime minister goes on trial, charged with plotting to discredit president sarkozy. coming up later, the last night for hundreds of migrants living illegally outside of kelly, france, before there can is district jered refers make an unwelcome discovery in shakespeare's parish church. >> hello to you. the commander in afghanistan since the western powers are close to losing the war. stanley mcchrystal says many more troops and a change of strategy are needed. his latest report talks frankly of corruption within the afghan government and an international force under night -- undermined. change, the general says, must come within a year. >> the warning is stark. without change, and soon, nato troops are facing mission failure in afghanistan. jim mcchrystal's reports in jacks a new urgency into a cheerless military assistance. he says current strategy is no longer working. there is an urgent need for significant change to our strategy. take this
WHUT
Sep 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
. the major secretary general tells the u.s. that everyone is committed to the cause in afghanistan. floods persist as the philippines, the cost of the typhoon. 3 million people are at risk in east africa. gordon brown prepares for a speech that could decide his future. also in this hour, puppies in prison. are they providing a future for inmates? >> you have to change your whole schedule, your whole life, with a puppy. >> allowed, it is midday in london, half past three in kabul -- >> hello, it is midday in london, half-assed three in cobble -- half past three in kabul. children and women, killed in a bomb attack in cobble. the finger of blame is being pointed firmly once again at the taliban. the americans are not alone in their military efforts. but the mission cannot go on forever. barack obama would no doubt welcome an end to the war, but is defeating the taliban possible with the current number of troops? in his top commander, nor does the nato chief, think so. >> the secretary general has warned americans to set aside any doubts in afghanistan. he is also calling for a strategy that
FOX News
Sep 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
on "special report," will the president send more troops to afghanistan, and if so, when? the community activist group acorn says the behavior of some of its workers caught on undercover video is indefensible. a former american president says the current oval office occupant is being criticized because of the color of his skin. the latest try at healthcare reform is rolled out and widely criticized by lawmakers both conservative and liberal. all that, plus the fox all-stars, right here, right now. i'm bret baier. we begin with breaking news in this fox news alert about the war in afghanistan. sources on capitol hill tell fox news the commander of u.s. and nato forces wants between 30,000 an 40,000 additional american troops. we are also told there is significant pushback in congress tonight. let's bring in correspondent james rosen with the latest details. good evening, james. >> good evening, bret. today's closed-door war briefings on capitol hill led by the national security council apparently did not go as planned. as you mentioned, sources tell fox news that the top u.s. commander i
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2009 10:00am EDT
americans among six nato forces killed in afghanistan. afghanistan's energy minister survived an assassination attempt this morning that left four others dead. in a new interview today the top u.s. commander in afghanistan says he was blind sided by the show of strength from the taliban this summer. army general stanley mcchrystal submit add request for more troops. let's go to washington, d.c. now. mike viqueira is outside the white house. what is the process for white house on deciding do we accede to the general's requests? >> reporter: the stakes couldn't be higher as attention turns to the future afghanistan and the future of the united states military mission there. it's the longest war in american history, of course american troops have been there since the days following 9/11. and of course the insurgency renewed in past years, bringing talk of more troops for afghanistan. the president during the campaign had pledged to reduce the number of troops in iraq. he says he wants to send them to afghanistan. that's where the taliban was. but the same taliban that harbored al
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